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Family Polyceridae


Plocamopherus maculatus

Shark's Cove, Oahu, 25 feet


Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu


Rare in caverns or shaded tidepools with bushy bryozoans.  Transparent or yellow with red blotches and small branched papillae.  Pair of wart-like papillae near the gills have a gland on the tip which produces a greenish glow when disturbed.  Swims through the water to escape danger.  Attains 1.5 inch.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.